Left my camera somewhere on Friday night while buying a large watermelon. For the next few weeks pictures will be from a mobile phone camera with a tiny slow lens. A challenge and a change of pace.
**SEARCH FOR SOUP**
Re watching video’s on You Tube and “buffering” as it loads.
1. If you have a slow connection, this should be of interest:
2. Pause the downloading movie **near the start** (after a second or two has played. Pause/Play are same button.
3. This pause will allow video to continue downloading (while you do something else for a couple of minutes).
4. Return and play the video without any buffering stops.
Sometimes you can play a game. Let the download reach the halfway point (or slightly beyond) then hit PLAY. The idea being for the movie to play right o the end as the final bits download.
My choice as an outstanding photo is the garden eel portrait. It may have been made with a remote controlled camera – or a very good telephoto lens.
You can’t get closer than maybe 5 meters from a garden eel without it slipping into it’s hole in the sand.
To obtain a portrait like this is not easy.
Last week I read in the English \Taipei Times\ newspaper of an underwater photographic exhibition at Taiwan’s National Museum, in the 228 Peace Park, walking distance from my hotel in Taipei.
What a pleasant surprise to see maybe 100 large color framed photographs taken underwater around Taiwan. Plus a continuous video showing what appears to be volcanic gas erupting from a coral reef offshore.
At first it looked like a scuba tank inside in a cave with the valve open full. With no English narration it was a mystery until the film ran again and it became an obvious thermal emission.
The exhibition runs several weeks, is accompanied by excellent front-of-house advertising and quality posters. They even have a couple of store dummies dressed in tank and wet suits suspended from a ceiling downstairs.
Some other interesting subject were: (to be continued – click REFRESH)
**Freshly made, about AUD $20 for two people**
Cooking process requires more than 48 hours. A large hen (not a rooster), plus bacon is boiled together with the soaking shark fin.
The result is the much hyped shark fin soup, and nowhere near as expensive as some people have claimed.